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John T. Haller
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Seeking Help Checking a File's MD5 From Multiple Users

I'm hoping to get a few users to download this file and report the MD5 they get on it: http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_7.0.0.102.msi

You can use something like winmd5sum to calculate the MD5: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/winmd5sum_portable

Please report back with the MD5, your geographic location and ISP. I'm trying to determine why some people are seeing a different file and having the online installer fail for the new Skype 7.0 release. Thanks!

For completeness, the MD5 should be 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c

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MD5:

MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: NSW, Australia
ISP: Exetel (via Optus infrastructure)

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MF5:

MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: Horsham, West Sussex, UK
ISP: Plusnet

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Possible firewall not just nation ?

Location: Southwark, London, UK, Roger is just over there in global geographic terms, fx: points generally SSW

ISP: Demon (different wires to Roger but almost certainly using the same pipes outside our ISPs and nationally)

You probably don't need another UK report, but ...

is it possible local firewall settings / parental controls / company controls / library / publicly accessible and similar could affect this not only national controls ?

Looking at the state thing I'm thinking about a conversation with a Turkish friend when state controls were placed on social media, it took mere hours before social media allowed people using social media to know how to use social media Smile

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Swiss

MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c

Location Switzerland
ISP: large company network via swisscom

Otto Sykora
Basel, Switzerland

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54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c

Northeast US

TWC (Time Warner Cable)

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MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: Manitoba, Canada
ISP: Rogers Wireless LTE network, also a second time via MTS DSL

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MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: Ohio, United States
ISP: Virgin Mobile Broadband-2-Go (Sprint network)

Installed SkypePortable_7.0.0.102_online.paf.exe yesterday no problems.

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MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: Ohio, USA
ISP: unknown, but behind enterprise firewall and proxy

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Can't download Skype via Skype Portable

I think it's time Skype Portable got its own forum, as I don't think people notice enough this and other topics related to Skype Portable.

Anyway:
Israel, bezeqint.net, 900deb36a9348d26642533bd48de30db

But you should know I've Googled the MSI file and some of the mirrors contained this MD5 as well.

So in the future, please mention your wanted MSI's MD5 in the download page, and we'll just Google up mirrors until we'll find it.

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No Need

There's really no need for Skype to have its own forum as it has so few posts compared to the apps that need their own forum (LibreOffice, Firefox, etc). We have over 300 apps, we're not going to have forums for them all. Just the ones we have and then Internet, Office, etc forums for support for the others.

Yours is the very first that I've seen an actual end user getting this file. This leads me to believe it is country specific as the only other users who'd reported it to me appear to be in China. So, it's likely only in countries where Microsoft provides a special version of Skype with government access built in (they do this for several countries).

There may be no way around this and we may not be allowed to host and distribute to those countries by the EULA, so we may just not support Skype Portable in those countries.

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That's a major revelation about Israel

If you're correct about this, it's even news worthy.

But as mentioned, at least mention your wanted MSI's MD5 in the download page, and leave it to the users to decide if they wish to search for a MSI with this MD5 on their own.

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MD5:

MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: FL, South East USA
ISP: Comcast

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My findings

File: SkypeSetup_7.0.0.102.msi
Download link: h**p://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_7.0.0.102.msi
MD5: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
Location: Romania
ISP: Telekom

P.S. SkypePortable_7.0.0.102_online.paf installed successfully. Skype.exe (main file) MD5: f5a0554f655c566eb946841e6e7ae061

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From multiple testing of

From multiple testing of download here are my result:

Using InternetExplorer 11: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c

Which correspond to most of the result people update here. Using Firefox with custom profile and safe mode profile, multiples download is always

MD5: 900deb36a9348d26642533bd48de30db

Which is the same as user: lwc

I tried to spoof the useragent string in Firefox as a internet explorer but MD5 is still 900deb36a9348d26642533bd48de30db so it not that.

Using PortableApps updater, my Skype file found in %temp% is also:
MD5: 900deb36a9348d26642533bd48de30db

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Israel

Comment 1: Earlier I posted a MD5 hash of a corrupt Skype download. To verify non-corrupt download, check if file digital signature in file properties is OK.

Comment 2: Something is crappy about MS servers in the last 2-3 weeks: many time they just don't deliver stuff - either requested files of forum postings (like in codeplex).

Following portport comment above, I tried to download using IE11, Chrome and PaleMoon directly from the link he provided. None could go beyond the 3-4 MB of data before hanging - just as the PortableApp installer did. So I used wget (all on the same computer). This did the trick and after verifying digital signature here is the data:

File: SkypeSetup_7.0.0.102.msi
MD5: 900deb36a9348d26642533bd48de30db
Location: Israel
ISP: bezeqint.net

Since I can't download the skype installation file upon activation of SkypePortable_7.0.0.102_online.paf.exe, I wonder if there is a way, short of rebuilding the whole paf file, to let the PA installer use the msi file in its directory instead of trying to go to an external site.

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Yes and No

It can use an MSI in its directory, but the filename and MD5 must match what it is expecting. Not the modified version you're receiving.

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Additional data

I have access to some other servers at different locations, so the IP Skype sees is from the respective server location. Here are the results:

UK: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
USA: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c
France: 54a4c7be7dcbeeae9f345c1efedbb42c

Tomorrow I will get data from 2 other ISPs in Israel, to see if it's ISP related or geo-targeting by Skype.

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Additional Data - Addon

From another Israeli ISP:

File: SkypeSetup_7.0.0.102.msi
MD5: 900DEB36A9348D26642533BD48DE30DB
Location: Israel
ISP: 013netvision.co.il

I couldn't get access to a 3rd Israeli ISP yet, but since all the downloaded files - Israeli as well as US/Europeans I have reported so far are code-signed by Skype, it means that Skype geo-targets downloaders with different Skype versions.

I suspects that this may be due to coding differences to accomodate RTL UI (not necessarily language-specific, since the French and the British get the same file). If people from other RTL countries (Arabic/Persian) will test this hypothesis,this will be great.

P.S. thanks for the comment re the installer also checks hash values - I installed the file downloaded from France just fine.

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Poor geo-targeting

Now from the same ISP in Israel, bezeqint.net, but from a different location and using Cable Internet as opposed to ADSL:

MD5: 54A4C7BE7DCBEEAE9F345C1EFEDBB42C

Go figure...

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